Booz Allen wins $622-million NASA contract
Booz Allen Hamilton, a management and technology consultancy focusing on the public sector, has won the first ever NASA Cybersecurity and Privacy Enterprise Solutions and Services (“Cypress”) contract.
In an organizational first, the contract will bring together all aspects of NASA’s cybersecurity under one contract, including IT systems, operational technology systems, and mission systems.
The hybrid, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) single-award contract has a total potential value of $622.5 million. Booz Allen’s work will support all NASA centers and facilities from May 31, 2022 through September 30, 2023 – with four option period running through 2030.
As part of NASA’s cybersecurity centralization efforts, Booz Allen will support areas including development and implementation of cybersecurity standards, architecture, and engineering, as well as delivery and management of cybersecurity and privacy services.
“Booz Allen is excited to support NASA’s enterprise-centric transformation by providing cyber defense, vulnerability discovery, and incident response services to mitigate risks, as well as cybersecurity engineering and automation solutions to enhance timely, risk-based decisions,” said Eric Hoffman, vice president at Booz Allen.
Booz Allen is one of the largest providers of cybersecurity services in North America and is the primary provider of digital integration services to the Department of Defense. The McLean, VA-based firm’s relationship with NASA dates back to the agency’s formation in 1958 and includes technical support for the Apollo program.
“We recognize that NASA’s current cyber needs must advance and evolve to protect its more complex missions of the future, and we look forward to building on our long-standing partnership to support NASA’s important research, missions, and operations – paving the way to send humans beyond the Moon to Mars – while protecting its people, assets, and information from threats,” said Andrea Inserra, executive vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Booz Allen last year bolstered its cybersecurity practice with the acquisition of Tracepoint, a Fredericksburg, VA-based consulting firm specializing in digital forensics and incident response.